202020212022ObituariesLoretta Shelton

May 17, 2022by SealeUser3

July 6, 1930 ~ May 15, 2022


Loretta Shelton passed from this life on May 15, 2022 at the age of 91. She was born July 6, 1930 in Plaquemine, LA to Ira and Helena (Bourgoyne) Bourgoyne.

Loretta was well regarded for her dressmaking ad jeweling skill. She made dresses and costumes for Mardi Gras balls for over 40 years. Loretta loved family, friends, traveling and wine. She had a great sense of humor and always said, “never stop laughing”.

Loretta is survived by her son Boyd Shelton, III, wife Beverly, of Houston, Texas, son Brian Shelton, wife Mary of Gonzales, and brother Ira Bourgoyne, of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 70 years, Boyd Shelton, Jr., daughter, Boydine Ann Shelton, and brothers Karl Francis Bourgoyne and Charles Michael Bourgoyne. Death comes in its own time, in its own way, now it is the time to go home. Please sign the online guestbook at www.sealefuneral.com




  • Ira Bourgoyne

    May 25, 2022 at 3:35 pm

    I lost a sister and a friend. All who knew her, all you had to ask for help and she would be there. The world is a duller place with her passing.


  • Debra Rutledge Breaux

    May 24, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Loretta was a wonderful woman. She was talented, witty and a lovely Southern lady. She was a great friend to our family and we loved her so much. She will be missed by so many, especially the Krewe of Romany ,the maids , King and Queen’s who she made and jeweled costumes for. Loretta loved life and we should learn from her to live life to its fullest.!!
    Prayers to her family.


  • Jody Wilbert

    May 22, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Mrs. Loretta made my daughter’s Queen Roi costume years ago, and my father’s King Roi costume also…she was so talented… she made my niece’s Queen Roi and brother in law’s King Roi costumes… I loved her so much… prayers for her and her family.


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